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Skylight Music Theatre has pulled out all the stops to produce one of its finest offerings yet, and lucky audiences can look forward to an evening of enchantment at Annie—through Dec. 27 at the Broadway Theatre Center’ Cabot Theatre. more

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Rewriting most of the original musical’s songs, the poorly scripted and paced “modern retelling” of Annie (featuring Jamie Foxx) is an embarrassment. more

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The Milwaukee Arts Board approved grants for 32 non-profit arts and culture organizations at its May 14 meeting, awarding grants totaling $157,500. According to alderman Michael Murphy, who chairs the board, 45 organizations applied for grants thi.. more

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Are taxpayers reallygetting their bang for their buck when it comes to funding school vouchers? The short answer fromthe Forward Institute is no. The new, progressivepublic policy research organization released its comprehensive report toda.. more

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Once we as audience members get past the initial shock and titillation of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), we see that the messages from its 19th-century setting remain timeless in 2012—the pursuit of love at its most i... more

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The theatre season continues. Actors not yet attached with a project in the flurry of openings in the early part of the season may wish to consider some time in Elm Grove this fall. This weekend Elm Grove community theatre group Sunset Playhouse.. more

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As the father of a talented four month old girl, I can’t wait to introduce her to the stage. The First Stage Children’s Theatre is a great opportunity to give kids a chance to develop an understanding of performance firsthand, but Sunset Playhou.. more

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In 1977, a musical adaptation of Harold Gray’s comic strip about a bright-eyed (but pupil-less) orphan debuted on Broadway and became an instant hit with audiences looking for a dose of optimism in the face of a nasty recession. Annie won s... more

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In 1977, a musical adaptation of Harold Gray's comic strip about abright-eyed (but pupil-less) orphan debuted on Broadway and became aninstant hit with audiences looking for a dose of optimism in the face ofa nasty recession. Annie won seve... more

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Led by the former lead singer of the Milwaukee Bucks house band, Streetlife, the five-piece Donna Woodall Group is a staple in Milwaukee's summer festival circuit. Having played at every imaginable outdoor music series in the city, the band... more

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It’s not the type of moment that brings Emmy voters to tears, but by the standards of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” it was pretty touching: In the final episode, Will Smith joins Carlton in dancing to his nerdy cousin’s favorite s more

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The Day AFTER Tomorrow, the touring Broadway production of Annie comes to UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium. The comic strip, which still runs in a few paper, was born in the 1920’s. In the ‘20’s the strip was an innocent, little bit of humor abou.. more

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Milwaukee lost one of its most valuable citizens at about 3 in the morning on Nov. 5. James Liddy's breath-breath of a poet, teacher, Irishman, memoirist, man about town (especially on foot and via the N,Books more

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Flanked by some of the genre’s finest session players of the time, including Augustus Pablo and Sly & Robbie, in the late ’70s the reggae vocal trio Israel Vibration recorded a handful of c,Today in Milwaukee more

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Not that I could ever claim real t.A.T.u. fandom—like most American listeners, I’ll always view the duo as a novelty act—but I dismissed the group completely after their odd Sting-assisted, outer-space-romanticizing 2005 album, Dangerous and Movin.. more

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Mafioso, a gorgeously shot black-and-white 1962 mafia film with a dark sense of humor, scr Mafioso ,Today in Milwaukee more

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Does the otherwise stunning cover of Annie's upcoming album, Don't Stop, look a little familiar?  That's because it's the latest in a long line of recent band photos using similar light manipulation, a technique that looks pretty co.. more

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Somewhere in the midst of the flurry of holiday shows on local stages this month a touring production of Annie comes to town.  Though Christmas (and FDR) figure quite prominently in the classic 1977 musical, the show isn’t exactly what people thi.. more

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